About Racine Unified School District

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Located in southeastern Wisconsin, Racine Unified School District (RUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in the state, serving more than 16,000 students. Our culturally diverse schools prepare our students to thrive in a global community. 

Our Vision

RUSD graduationOur North Star Vision – that all students graduate career and/or college ready – guides our highly qualified educators in providing rigorous and engaging learning experiences for our students.

We offer a wide variety of choices and programs that create opportunities for all of our students to excel, including: 3- and 4-year-old programs, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, dual language, more than 300 virtual learning courses, award-winning fine arts, after-school programs, nationally recognized Career and Technical Education programs, the Academies of Racine and more.

Our North Star Vision focuses on the whole child. It aligns with the Board of Education’s Results Policies that establish expectations for all graduates to successfully demonstrate academic achievement, workplace skills, global citizenship, and life skills.

Key benchmarks related to academics, social/emotional and career/life skills at grade levels along the way are used to monitor student progress.

Our Mission

Educate every student to succeed.


Core Values

In the Racine Unified School District, our Core Values are our highest priorities and our fundamental driving forces. They demonstrate our expectations and represent who we are, what we believe and what we do. Every day. For every student. For ourselves. And for our community.

RUSD Core Values

By the Numbers

college-level credits earned in 2018-19
state recognized early learning program
of Teachers have Advanced Degrees
Languages Spoken
Community Schools
School-based mental health clinics

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